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How to get drag and lift contribution for a CCW rotating vertical axis wind turbine?

    • michaelmaalouly
      Subscriber
      Hello, nI am simulating a VAWT. I am monitoring the drag and lift coefficient, but in Fluent when you do so on a rotating object it basically monitors the forces on the X and Y direction. X corresponding to drag and Y corresponding to lift.nWould someone be able to help me out with the transformations needed to go from the monitored cd and cl to the actual cd and cl to be able to get their contributions.nThank you!n
    • Surya Deb
      Ansys Employee
      Hello, nCould you please elaborate a bit on this?nIf I understand correctly, you want to calculate the Cd and Cl using a local reference frame which might be offset from the Global Ref. Frame, right?nRegards,nSuryan
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